A collision course set almost 11 months ago comes to a head this Saturday when No. 4 Georgia guns for payback against No 1. Alabama. The game will also decide the SEC Champion and go along way to seeding the College Football Playoff.
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Alabama Crimson Tide SEC Championship Spread & ATS Analysis
The SEC title game spread favors the defending national champion Crimson Tide by 13-points. If you are betting on Georgia to straight-up upset Alabama, then the Bulldogs pay +400 on the moneyline. The point total is 63 for over/under bets.
What: SEC Championship Game
Who: No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs vs. No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide
When: 12 PM ET, Saturday, December 1
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Stream: CBS Sports
Spread: Alabama -13
Moneyline: UGA +400/BAMA -500
Why Bet On Georiga To Win The SEC Championship
Georgia’s last and only loss of the season came on October 13th to the then 13th-ranked LSU Tigers. Since then the Bulldogs have won five straight by an average of 23-points. To find another Bulldog loss, you will have to go back to last season’s National Title game against the Tide.
On Saturday in the SEC Championship, Alabama and Georgia meet for the first time since an unforgettable National Championship Game. pic.twitter.com/CCqsNWOjJ9
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 27, 2018
The Bulldogs come into this game running the ball (259.8 ypg, No. 10 in the nation) and playing strong defense (allowing 17.2-points per game, 10th in the country). Traits perfected by Alabama. Moreover, Georgia ranks 13th nationally in scoring offense putting up 40.1-points per game.
Georgia’s defense will match up with Alabama’s offense. I can’t say the same thing about the Tide.
Why Bet On Alabama To Win The SEC Championship
Alabama is the top team in the nation. The Tide rank second nationally in scoring at 49-points per game and third in points against at 13.8 PPG. Moreover, this team had shut out LSU and Mississippi State, when they were ranked No. 3 and 16, respectively.
Crimson Tide quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa, and Jalen Hurts own the top two passer ratings in the nation with 212.5 and 204.5 respectively. Tagovailoa has completed 70.3% of his passing going 189-for 269. He has thrown for 3,189 yards, 36 touchdowns, and two interceptions. The 36 TD mark is already a single-season school record. If the passer rating holds, it will be an NCAA record.
UGA vs. BAMA SEC Championship ATS Analysis
This game is as close as it can be as a home game for the Bulldogs. Therefore, I am taking the points and betting on Georgia.
If the Bulldogs win outright, the two undoubtedly will face-off for in the playoffs.